LIVING KINDLY FOR SELF AND OTHERS: THE POWER OF PERSONAL CHOICES by Scotty Hargrove
8 Sessions - Require full vaccination and show proof at the door
Psychological and physiological research demonstrate the power of kindness in personal and public relationships for individuals who are kind and those to whom they are kind. The power is so pervasive that it has been shown to spread far beyond a few individuals to reach neighborhoods and communities. In the current Coronavirus pandemic, personal relationships and public activities are strained to the point that rude, hostile, even violent outbreaks occur with increasing frequency. That people are under stress because of changes resulting from the pandemic can hardly be questioned.
These sessions are designed to personally examine kindness in our own behavior, seeking to understand better 'when our buttons are pushed', resulting in behavior that often is regretted. Each person is asked to identify situations in which a choice between a kind or unkind response would be an alternative, along with the consequences of each choice. This sets the stage for recognizing the opportunities for kind responses to a variety of circumstances in which we find ourselves.
Scotty Hargrove, BD, Columbia Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Georgia; founding director Pine Belt Regional Mental Health and Retardation Center, Hattiesburg MS, faculty department of Psychology and director clinical psychology training program, University of Nebraska; chairman, Department of Psychology, University of Mississippi: interim chairperson Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi; interim chairperson, Department of Exercise Science, University of Mississippi. Faculty member, Georgetown Family Center, Washington DC.